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        U.S. Department of Agriculture Field Operations of the Bureau of Soils 1909 (Eleventh Report) with Case of 53 Color Maps

      Government Printing Office, 1912. Hardcover. Very Good. #8098 Hard cover/No dust jacket (as issued). Cover is lightly soiled with edgewear and chips, spine is square, binding is firm. 1756 pages 6 inches x 9 inches. Pages are clean, unmarked and bright with no stains or tears, except pp1040-1090 which have insect damage at the fore edge, not affecting the text but intruding on two illustrations. From a private collection. An extensive, well-illustrated treatment of soil type and distribution, land-use, agricultural conditions, farming practices, climate, physiology and geology, etc. for selected prominent localities; this volume forms part of the first graphic and systematic study of our nation's greatest natural asset. In addition to showing soil types and distribution, the maps also show cities and towns, roads, railroads, and other cultural features, plus hydrography and topography, all as they existed 100 years ago. Includes these counties and states: Orono, Maine; Nashua, New Hampshire; Washington County New York (2 sheets); Berks County, Pennsylvania; reconnoissance survey southwestern Pennsylvania; Anne Arundel County, Maryland; Campbell County, Virginia; Gaston County North Carolina; Lake Matamuskeet, North Carolina; Pitt County; North Carolina; Scotland County, North Carolina; Anderson County, South Carolina; Conway, South Carolina; Saluda County, South Carolina; Franklin County, Georgia; Hancock County, Georgia;Pike County, Georgia; Tift County, Georgia; Mariana, Florida; Tallapoosa, Alabama; Hale County, Alabama; Baldwin County, alabama (north and south sheets); Chambers County, alabama; Coffee County, Alabama; Clay County, Mississippi; Scranton County, Mississippi; Lincoln Parish, Louisianna; Grayson County, Texas; Morris County, Texas; Titus County, Texas; South Texas; Auglaize County, Ohio; Sumner County, Tennessee; Spencer, West Virginia; Waushara County, Wisconsin; Marinette County, Wisconsin; Rice County, Minnesota; Atchison County, Missouri; Cedar County, Missouri; Cooper County, Missouri; Reconnoissance survey Western South Dakota; Fallon, Nevada; Alkali Map, Fallon, Nevada; Puget Sound Area, Bellingham; Puget Sound Area,Seattle; Land Classification Map, Bellingham; Land Classification Map, Seattle; Marshfield, Oregon; Woodland, California; Alkali map, Woodland, California; Marysville, California.Map case shows the effects of moisture outside, but maps are unaffected.

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        Rhymes To Be Traded For Bread

      Springfield, IL: The Author. 1912. First. First edition. Stapled self-wrappers. [16]pp. Corners rounded as issued, slight oxidation of the staples, a fine copy. Author and influential anthologist Edward J. O'Brien's copy with his small, neat ownership signature. A very nice copy of this pamphlet printed on cheap newsprint stock, one of the many productions traded by the poet for room and board while traveling the countryside. .

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        She Stoops to Conquer

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [c.1912]. The Mistakes of a Night. Quarto (307 x 255 mm). Recent burgundy morocco, raised bands, titles to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 25 tipped-in colour plates and several pen and ink illustrations by Thomson. Mild toning to page edges, a very good copy. Signed limited edition, no. 185 of 350 copies signed by the illustrator. Presentation copy from Rudyard Kipling, inscribed on the title page, "With every good wish, from Caroline and Rudyard Kipling, April 19, 1913.

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        Philadelphia; a history of the city and its people, a record of 225 years - [Complete in 4 volumes]

      Philadelphia, Chicago, J. S. Clarke Pub. Co. [1912], 1912, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFinely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked title and volume label indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical desc.: 4 v. plates: ill, facsims, maps, plans, ports. . Subjects: Philadelphia (Pa.) - History. Philadelphia (Pa.) - Biography - Intellectual life.

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        "Test Cricket" J B Hobbs Vanity Fair Supplement Men of the Day No 2283

      1912.. Very good overall. Full length chromolithographic portrait of the famous batsman, published August 7th, 1912. John (Jack) Hobbs was an English professional cricketer who played for Surrey (1905 - 1934). He also represented England in 61 Test matches (1908 - 1930) and is thought to be the greatest opening batsman in cricket history. Vanity Fair was an English magazine that published satirical caricatures from 1868?-1914. These handsome chromolithographs are prized for their portraits of important scientists, sportsmen, judges & politicians. With page of descriptive text. Approximately 8 x 14", matted.

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        Die Hirtenflöte. Mit neun Radierungen von Ferdinand Schmutzer. Deutsch-Österreichischer Verlag 1912. 8to. 103 S. Smaragdgrüner Orig.-Saffianbd. mit reicher Rücken- u. Deckelvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt.

      . . Eines von 400 numerierten Exemplaren. Der prächtige, smaragdgrüne Einband wurde nach einem Entwurf von Josef Hoffmann in der Wiener Werkstätte gebunden. Die Orig.-Radierungen von F. Schmutzer sämtlich in der Platte signiert. Der empfindliche Einband, sonst immer berieben und verblasst, liegt hier in einem tadellosen Exemplar vor. In diesem Zustand sehr selten.

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        George Borrow. The Man and his Books.

      Chapman & Hall, London, 1912, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, 1st EditionFirst Edition, first issue. Large 8vo. 333pp + viii index. Purple cloth with defective gilt lettering and rule to spine and a handsome blind-stamped decoration to upper board. With a tissue-protected portrait frontispiece, twenty-three captioned plates and an eleven-page bibliography. Lacking the tipped-in Corrigendum and errata slip. A little wear and a short tear to the head of the backstrip, which is also quite faded. Fox spotting to preliminary leaves, but thereafter mostly confined to margins. Former owner name and date (1918) inked to front endpaper. Quite a bright copy housed in the original dust wrapper, internally reinforced, tanned, chipped at spine ends and with several lengthy creases suggestive of it having at some point been stored within the text. Alas, not the prettiest copy, yet a most uncommon early Edward Thomas dust wrapper. Eckert pp. 223.

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        Oeuvres Complètes de Honoré de Balzac: La Comédie Humaine etc. in 37 volumes

      Paris: Louis Conard, 1912. Later Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 37 volumes in half brown morocco over marbled boards, original wrappers bound in. A few spines worn, light occasional foxing, a lovely set. Published 1912-1932. Size: Octavo (8vo). 37-volume set (complete). Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041899.

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        She Stoops to Conquer. The Mistakes of a Night.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [c.1912] - Quarto (307 x 255 mm). Recent burgundy morocco, raised bands, titles to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Mild toning to page edges, a very good copy. With 25 tipped-in colour plates and several pen and ink illustrations by Thomson. Signed limited edition, no. 185 of 350 copies signed by the illustrator. Presentation copy from Rudyard Kipling, inscribed on the title page, "With every good wish, from Caroline and Rudyard Kipling, April 19, 1913."

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        Die Bildnis-Miniatur in Skandinavien (2 volumes)

      Berlin: Verlag Von Georg Reimer, 1912. First Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Book. Folio - over 12. No. IV of X of limited edition not intended for sale, with full number of limited copies 510, including this more exclusive number of 10. Inscribed by author. Volume 1: Schweden (Sweden); Volume 2: Danemark und Norwegen (Denmark and Norway). with 100 (mostly) color plates, each measuring 14.5 by 11 inches, or 37 by 29 cm. 268 pp of text. Wax paper-like tissue guards with captions. This copy is fine inside and out.

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        Miniature Atlas of the Borough of the Bronx. Volume One [ONLY]. Vol. I - 23rd and 24th Ward

      E. Belcher Hyde, Brooklyn and Manhattan 1912 - First edition. Volume One (of Two). Large octavo. 412pp. Flexible red cloth gilt. Maps in Color. Seamless spine repair, corners a little worn, very good or better. Almost the entire volume consists of maps in color. Scarce. *OCLC* locates four sets, three in New York, one in Pennsylvania. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mammals collected by the Swedish zoological expedition to British East Africa 1911. 'Kungl. Svenska Vetensk. Handl. Bd. 48 N° 5. Bounp Up with: Birds 'Idem: Band 47 N° 5'.

      Uppsala & Stockholm, Almqvist & Wiksells, 1912,. in-4to, 188 p. + 15 plates (3 in colour) ; 131 p. + 5 plates (2 in colour), small legacy stamp on first fly 'Guggisberg', full green cloth (library) binding.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        EBONY AND CRYSTAL; POEMS IN VERSE AND PROSE

      Self published/Printed by the Auburn Journal, Auburn, CA 1912 - Number 90 of 500 copies signed by Smith on the colophon in the rear. Several corrections to the text by Smith. Bound in original maroon cloth with lettering in gilt. The usual offsetting to the title page and the limitation page in the rear. A fine copy, issued without a dust jacket, though this does have a dust jacket recently produced by RAS Press. The book is also laid into a handsome clam shell case, tan quarter leather over gray cloth with the lettering on the spine stamped in gilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Meyers Reisebücher. Weltreise. 2 Bde, KOMPLETT,

      Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig, Wien 1912 - KOLLATIONIERT! Alle Karten und Pläne sauber und unverletzt. Zwei flexible goldgeprägte Buckram-Bände, Rückentitelei, sauber und ordentlich, marmorierte Buchschnitte, Lesebändchen, Vorsatzblätter in beiden Bänden sauber herausgeschnitten (wahrscheinlich um den Namen des Buchbesitzers zu entfernen). Band 1, Erster Teil: Indien, China und Japan. XII, 436 Seiten mit 22 Karten, 39 Plänen und 2 Tafeln. Karte von Japan FEHLT. Weltverkehrkarte (im Verzeichnis zwar für Seite 424 angekündigt, jedoch hinter Seite 436 eingebunden) Band 2, Zweiter Teil: Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika. VIII, 212 Seiten mit 10 Karten und 16 Plänen. Ein heute äußerst seltener Reiseführer, der zweifelsohne nur von reichen Menschen (eventuell auch Passagiere der Titanic!), genutzt wurde. Die fehlende Karte von Japan lässt sich durch eine Fotokopie ersetzen. 10,5 x 15,5 Cm. 0,6 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 600 Zweite Auflage Buckram Sehr gut [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Specimens of Types & Borders and Illustrated Catalogue of Printers' Joinery and Materials [Specimens of Printing Types and Catalogue of Material]

      Published by H. W. Caslon & Co., Ltd., 82 & 83 Chiswell Street, London, And at Manchester 1912. 1912. Hard back binding in publisher's original russet cloth covers, gilt title lettering to the spine, black lettering to the front cover, bevelled edges, page edges dyed red, now a little faded, black paper end papers. 4to. 11½'' x 9½''. Portrait frontispiece, preliminary illustrations of the founder, offices, warehouse and foundry, Introduction [dated 1911], Estimate for a Complete Jobbing Office on a small scale, Index to Types, Borders, and Ornaments, Telegraph Code, Price List, [dated January 1st 1912]. Contains [xiv], 686 + 115 pages. Brass Rules & Index. Printed in black, with many other colours for decoration and displaying electrotype ornaments. The odd fox spot to the early leaves, nothing offensive except margins of page 1, rubbing of the cloth to the spine ends and corners, superb content. Heavy tome 3kg 500g. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Mark Twain A Biography (in Three Volumes) - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Harper & Brothers, New York, 1912, Original Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good+, First Edition; First PrintingA Very Good+ First Edition/First Printing set in the original red cloth with gilded lettering on spine, variant binding showing "illustrated" on spines, slightly faded along spines/boards; The three volume illustrated biography by Paine remains one of the standards for those researching Twain or his works. Follows all points for First Edition/First Printing according to BAL, p.251: 3 Vols. With "Published September, 1912" and code letters H-M on copyright page of Vol. I; "Published September, 1912" and code letters I-M on copyright page of Vol. 2; "Published September, 1912" and code letters I-M on copyright page of Vol. 3

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        [Poster]: Suwanee River Male Quartette Vocalists and Instrumentalists Will Appear in Association Hall Thanksgiving Evening Thursday Nov. 28, 1912

      Philadelphia: Scorer Lyceum Bureau. 1912. Poster printed in red and black with two photographic images on cardstock. Approximately 11" x 14". Small chips and a tear in the margins, modest dampstains, mostly confined to the margins, about very good. The Quartette are featured playing guitar, banjo, and two mandolins. Very scarce. .

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        Poems of Passion

      Gay and Hancock, 1912, Hardcover (Embossed Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Revised Edition, Signed by AuthorAuthor's inscription reads "So many Gods, so many creeds - So many ways that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox May 1913." Size: Small Octavo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Moderately foxed throughout. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Poetry. Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 13122.

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        THE NIGHT LAND

      LONDON: EVELEIGH NASH. VG++/NONE. PUB 1912. FIRST EDITION. 16 PAGE PUBLISHER'S CATALOGUE AT THE BACK . A MUCH BETTER COPY OF THIS BOOK THAN USUALLY FOUND WITH SPINE GILT DULLED BUT STILL ALMOST AS BRIGHT AS THE FRONT COVER'S GILT TITLES AND A TRACE OF SOILING. TEXT IS VERY CLEAN WITH NO FOXING AND BINDING IS EXCELLENT EXCEPT FOR SOME MODEST WEAR AT THE SPINE CORNERS AND REAR SPINE EDGE. A GREAT COPY. .

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        Philadelphia; a history of the city and its people, a record of 225 years - [Complete in 4 volumes]

      Philadelphia, Chicago, J. S. Clarke Pub. Co. [1912] - Physical desc.: 4 v. plates: ill, facsims, maps, plans, ports. . Subjects: Philadelphia (Pa.) - History. Philadelphia (Pa.) - Biography - Intellectual life. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked title and volume label indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 10 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Die Biene Maja und ihre Abenteuer

      - Literatura en lengua alemana Deutsche Verlags Anstalt. Stuttgart. 1912. 18 cm. 186 p. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial ilustrada. Die biene Maja. Idioma: alemán . Cubierta deslucida. CB2 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Plus Belles Roses au debut du XXme siecle

      Charles Amat, Paris - Tall 8vo.No date, but 1912. x, 235 pages. Collated. 16 fine chromolithographs and other plates. Original wraps soiled and rubbed, Internally near fine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Beardslee Chandelier Manufacturing Company Catalog No. (Number) 21 (Twenty-One) - Electric Light Fixtures: For the Trade Only

      Chicago, Il: Beardslee Chandelier Manufacturing Company. Hardcover. Beardslee was a designer and manufacturer of gas fixtures, electroliers, and combination fixtures with manufactory and salesrooms at 216, 218 and 220 South Jefferson Street, Chicago. This massive catalogue of electric light fixtures is printed upon glossy stock and includes 284 fifteen by twelve inch black and white photographic plates, numbered 222 through 506, each proudly displaying an average of three models for a total of over eight-hundred different offerings, complete with pricing, dimensions and other details. Plates 499-506 present photos and detailed drawings of a diverse assortment of shades, brass parts, lamps (bulbs), sockets, reflectors, glassware, etc. A two-page index indicates the plate upon which each model number can be found. Last page is a colour plate illustrating the nine colours of art glass used in the fixtures and shades illustrated. Binding intact. Minor warp to navy cloth front board which features brilliant silver decoration and lettering. Minor bits of writing upon dark brown front free endpaper. Copyright date underlined. No other markings. Fore-edges of boards degraded by decades-past moisture exposure which also affected almost the entire fore-edge of all pages with the result that approximately one-eighth to one-quarter inch of the coated paper has disintegrated. Fortunately, no text or images affected by this loss. On some pages, dampstaining inpacts up to one-quarter inch in from fore-edge, again with no impact to text or images. Presents a magnificent spectrum of American electric lighting from the early 1900s. . Fair. 1912. First Edition.

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        Loss of Titanic: 4 Vols.

      Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, Liverpool, 1912, Hardcover (rebound in cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionFour volumes of press clippings put together by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board on the sinking of the Titanic. Unique. Size: A4 (300 x 210mm approx.). 4-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Ships & the Sea. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 24506.

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        A Negro Explorer at the North Pole

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes 1912, 1st Edition. () xii,200pp. Near fine in good dust jacket. Small Octavo . Illustrated with frontispiece portrait and 3 plates (both sides) from photos. Original blue cloth with white lettering and black and white portrait of Henson mounted on front cover. Spine unfaded and without the usual flaking off of the lettering. The original dust wrapper has about 3 cm. Missing from the bottom of the spine and a larger chip on the top of the spine affecting the lettering. Also a chip on the front panel affecting the title. Old ownership signature on the front pastedown. A clean copy with no internal problems. Not in A.B. (Racism in the 1950's?), and very scarce indeed especially in the rare dust wrapper. Henson was Peary's black companion on all but his first trip to the Arctic, and the only other member on Peary's last expedition (other than Eskimos) that was allowed to go to the Pole. The book was apparently quite unsuccessful, with few copies sold. You can imagine how much attention was paid to a book by a black man in 1912. Rare in the Dust Wrapper.

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        New York in the War of the Rebellion. 1861-1865 [Six Volume Set In Original Wooden Shipping Crate]

      J. B. Lyon Company, Albany 1912 - Quarto, Gilt lettered and decorated cover and spine. Includes the original wooden shipping crate. Beautifully bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt titles on spine. Complete in six volumes (five volumes and an index volume). Topics include a list of all regiments of every service raised in NY, including brief data on each, actions in which NY units were involved, detailed tables of losses, Roll of Honor of NY men, and registers and sketches of units, including all militia & National Guard regiments, and volunteer orginizations including the Brigades, Artillery, and 8th Cavalry. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Through Shen-Kan. The account of the Clark expedition in North China. 1908-9.

      London / Leipsic, T. Fisher Unwin, 1912,. lg. in-8vo, frontispiece + 4 ff. + 247 p., illustrated with 58 b/w plates + 6 in colours + 2 maps (1 folding), small legacy stamp 'Guggisberg', original publisher's brown pictorial clothbound. Fine copy.. Robert Sterling Clark (1877 - 1956) was an American art collector, horse breeder, philanthropist, and heir to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune. Sterling Clark served in the military on the Philippines and during the Boxer rebellion. At least one source claims he served under General Smedley Butler. He financed a expedition (1909) which sought specimens from the Yellow River into Shaanxi and then to Kansu provinces of China. He recruited the explorer Arthur de Carle Sowerby as naturalist for the trip.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        In the City of the Contrade

      Siena [Italy]: Tipografia Sociale. 1912. First. First edition. Full hand-painted vellum. 67,(3)pp. Illustrated. A tiny owner's name on the title page, slight soiling to the boards, easily near fine. Inscribed by the author to Susan Edmond Coyle at Siena in 1913. Very scarce book about Siena. .

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        The Cutting of An Agate.

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1912 - Octavo. Original green cloth, paper labels to spine and front board lettered in green. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the slightly soiled jacket that has some chips to the extremities and a small hole to the rear panel. First US edition, first printing, preceding the UK edition by seven years. Scarce in the jacket.

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        Suffrage speeches from the dock / by Mrs. Pankhurst, Mrs. Pethick Lawrence, and Mr. Pethick Lawrence, with a speech by Mr. Tim Healy, K.C., M.P. (counsel for the defence.) Made at the Conspiracy Trial, Old Bailey, May 15th-22nd, 1912

      London : Woman's Press, 1912, Paperback, First EditionNear fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges very slightly dust-dulled and toned. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence's presentation copy with her card loosely inserted. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 69 pages; Physical description: 69 p. ; 21 cm. Subject: Women --Suffrage --Great Britain --Trials (Conspiracy) --Great Britain.

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        Heroes, The

      1912. Greek Fairy Tales For My Children"KINGSLEY, Charles. FLINT, W. Russell. The Heroes, Or Greek Fairy Tales For My Children by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated After Drawings by W. Russell Flint. London: Philip Lee Warner Publisher to The Medici Society [Riccardi Press], 1912. First edition, limited to 500 copies on hand-made Riccardi paper, this being copy No. 97. Quarto (10 1/2 x 7 7/8 in; 265 x 200 mm). [6, blank], 113, [1, blank], [1, colophon], [1, blank], [printer's slug], [5, blank] pp. Color frontispiece, and eleven mounted color plates.Publisher's holland backed blue boards, printed paper label on front cover and spine (two spare labels at rear), top edge gilt, others uncut. Minimal wear to corners. otherwise a near fine copy.“Kingsley’s retellings of Greek myths, The Heroes (1856), subtitled ‘Greek fairy tales for my children’…was written as a corrective to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales (1853), which he found ‘distressingly vulgar’, and which undoubtedly falsified the originals. ‘No one’, wrote Roger Lancelyn Green in Tellers of Tales (1946), ‘has caught the magic and the music and the wonder of the old Greek legends as Kingsley did’” (The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales).Ransom, Private Presses, p. 395, no. 5. Tomkinson, p. 149, no. 5.

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        Beardslee Chandelier Manufacturing Company Catalog No. (Number) 21 (Twenty-One) - Electric Light Fixtures: For the Trade Only

      Beardslee Chandelier Manufacturing Company, Chicago, Il 1912 - Beardslee was a designer and manufacturer of gas fixtures, electroliers, and combination fixtures with manufactory and salesrooms at 216, 218 and 220 South Jefferson Street, Chicago. This massive catalogue of electric light fixtures is printed upon glossy stock and includes 284 fifteen by twelve inch black and white photographic plates, numbered 222 through 506, each proudly displaying an average of three models for a total of over eight-hundred different offerings, complete with pricing, dimensions and other details. Plates 499-506 present photos and detailed drawings of a diverse assortment of shades, brass parts, lamps (bulbs), sockets, reflectors, glassware, etc. A two-page index indicates the plate upon which each model number can be found. Last page is a colour plate illustrating the nine colours of art glass used in the fixtures and shades illustrated. Binding intact. Minor warp to navy cloth front board which features brilliant silver decoration and lettering. Minor bits of writing upon dark brown front free endpaper. Copyright date underlined. No other markings. Fore-edges of boards degraded by decades-past moisture exposure which also affected almost the entire fore-edge of all pages with the result that approximately one-eighth to one-quarter inch of the coated paper has disintegrated. Fortunately, no text or images affected by this loss. On some pages, dampstaining inpacts up to one-quarter inch in from fore-edge, again with no impact to text or images. Presents a magnificent spectrum of American electric lighting from the early 1900s. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Canada: Her Natural Resources, Navigation, Principal Steamer Lines and Trans-Continental Railways - Prepared for The 12th Congress of the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses

      The Canadian Federal Department of Marine and Fisheries, Ottawa 1912 - "Contains information published for the first time, of navigable distances of lakes and rivers in north-western Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Mackenzie Territory; the draught and number of steamers plying on thoses waters. Similar information is given of the inland waters of British Columbia for the first time. In the description of the Transcontinental and Intercolonial railways much new information appears. Original photographs of various localities were procured from the headquarters of the railways and steamboat lines. The book is copiously illustrated." - A. Johnston, Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries. "Intended as a sketch of Canada, for the use of representatives, delegates and members of the XIIth Congress of the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses, to be held at Philadelphia. Contains information relating to Canada, important lines of communication on this continent, and ocean going steamers, that will be valuable to travellers engaged in business, tourists, sportsmen, yachtsmen, canoeists, surf bathers, and others who may find the means of satisfying any reasonable desire connected with travel, pastime or recreation." - from Introduction. Prior owner's name upon first blank leaf else unmarked. Average wear with the following exception: Affixed to the last leaf is a 35" x 21.5" fold-out map of the Dominion of Canada which shows national rail lines, resource locations, fog signals, lighthouses, wireless stations, and more. Through use, this leaf and the two which preceed it are loose but present. Two-inch opening at base of back cover and backstrip. Also included is a 21" x 17.5" fold-out map entitled "Chart of Radio-Telegraph Stations on the East Coast". Profusely illustrated with often enthralling black and white photography. Attractive gilt lettering upon embossed chocolate brown cover. A magnificent survey of Canada's natural resources and transportation infrastructure in the Pre- World War One era. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U. ("Behrens").

      Neubabelsberg-Erdmannshof, 16. Dezember 1912.. ½ S. Folio.. An Frau von Lenbach: "[ ] Auf den Gegenstand selbst werde ich mir erlauben noch zurückzukommen. Ich werde den Inhalt Ihres Briefes dem Herrn Geheimen Legationsrat Schüler im Auswärtigen Amt, mit dem ich die Botschaft zusammen bearbeite, mitteilen [ ]".

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        Montpellier aux XVII et XVIIe siècles - Architecture et décoration, Paris, J.-E. Bulloz, 1912.

      - 1 vol. in-4° rel. demi-chagrin marron, dos à nerfs, titre doré, 111 p. + 103 pl. + planche frontispice - (une planche très légèrement abîmée en marge), un article contrecollé sur une page de garde - très bel état

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        Gesammelte Werke. Hrsg. von Dr. J. Schwalbe unter Mitwirkung von G. Graffky & E. Pfuhl. 2 in 3 Bde.

      - Leipzig, Verlag von Georg Thieme, 1912, Folio, XIV, 706 pp.; IV, 680 pp.; V, pp.681-1216; 1 Portraitafeln, 2 Frontisp., 194 Textabbildungen und 43 z.T. farb. Tafel., 3 feine Halbledereinbände mit Rückenvergoldung; feines Exemplar. First and only Edition of Robert Koch's collected works! - Many of the basic principles and techniques of modern bacteriology were adapted or devised by Robert Koch, who therefore is often regarded as the chief founder of that science. His isolation of the causal agents of anthrax, tuberculosis, and cholera brought him worldwide acclaim as well as leadership of the German school of bacteriology. Directly or indicrectly he influenced authorities in many countries to introduce public health legislation based on knowledge of the microbic origin of various infections, and he stimulated more enlightened popular attitudes toward hygienic and immunologic measures for controlling such diseases. So he was ranked by Paul Ehrlich among "the few princes of medical science"; and Theobald Smith- not given to loose praise- called him "the master of us all in bacteriology". Such tributes were evoked by a remarkable combination of qualities- extraordinarily methodical technique, dogged perseverance in verifying theories and fearless logic in applying findings, and tireless industry. "Nicht locker lassen" (don't let up) was a favorite exhortation to himself and associates. - Koch expressed his career's basic motivation in his first paper on tuberculosis: "I have undertaken my investigations in the interest of public health and I hope the greatest benefits will acure therefrom". In disclosing the causes from disease and expounding the means of prevention, Robert Koch at his best was unexcelled. The Faustian weaknesses and perplexeties he carried do not diminish the lasting benefits that his aspirations bestowed upon mankind. - cit. n. Claude E. Dollmann, DSB 7, p.420-434. - - Koch's complete works were published two years after his death and contain practically all 99 of his published monographs and scientific papers, as well as 92 previously unpublished reports to national, state and municipal authorities. - Vol.I contains his early classic reports on anthrax, wound infections, disinfection, and methods of isolating bacteria, and 18 other papers on tuberculosis that appeared between 1882 and 1910. Vol. II, pt.1 contains 9 publications on cholera and 30 on tropical diseases, chiefly malaria and sleeping sickness. Among the reports to governments in vol. II, pt.2, 53 deal with zoonoses, acute infectious diseases (including cholera and typhoid fever), and tropical diseases; 8 with tuberculosis; 5 with vaccination regulations and procedures; 14 with with sewage disposal and water supplies; and 12 with miscellaneous topics ranging from the denaturing of alcohol to smoke nuisances. - Heirs of Hippocrates, No. 1076; Garrison & Morton No.86; Nobel price in 1905. - These three volumes containing Garrison & Morton No. 2331-3, 2544.1, 2457, 2488, 2495.1, 2536, 2545, 5040, 5108, 5167, 5636.1, 5923, 5930. - Rare not in Cushing, Osler or Waller. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1912 Through December 1912 *INCLUDES JUNE SOUVENIR ISSUE - FEATURES VICTORIA*

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia, 1912, Half Leather, Book Condition: Fair, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photo of new office in Victoria; Advances in rates; Increased Rates in Manitoba; Telephoning across the Atlantic; Exchanges ranked in order of per cent good toll calls, November 1911; Statement of development - number of phones operating in each exchange as of 1 December 1911; Cover photo of Grand Forks Switchboard; Photo montage of underground work at Victoria; Birth of the Telephone - 3 page article; Mr. F.J. MacGougan; Photo of types of protected terminals; Vancouver Switchboard photos from 1908 and 1898; Great 2-page photo of the huge 'A' switchboard at Seymour; Load Curve Graph of Seymour Office; Cut-over of Victoria Plant - new epoch in phone history of B.C.'s capital; Vancouver Island Toll Rates; Special Victoria Issue - photo montage of city and district officials; Photo of New B.C. Office; Table showing # of phones in Victoria since 1880; Photos of underground work in Victoria; May 1880 list of Victoria subscribers; 1890 list of subscribers; cable-laying scenes from last September; Nanaimo and Sidny facilities; New Gulf Cable Ordered by William Farrell in England; Miss Mina Kerr; Record work at Highland; New Plant Department Building; How a Directory is Produced; Jolly moonlight excursion to Nanaimo aboard the steamer Princess Patricia; Great photo of 5 new auto wagons of the construction department in front of the Seymour Office (horses having been recently displaced); Some Victoria cable troubles; Photo montage of the Royal visitors, the Duke of Connaught, the Duchess of Connaught, and Princess Patricia; Training school for operators; interior and exterior views of the Royal trolley coach; 3-page Kamloops feature with photos; Functionalization of Plant - reorganization of the department; laying North Vancouver Cable; Photos of large buildings under construction in the Fairmont exchange - the Lee Building, the hospital buildintgs, Steel plant in G.N.R. yards; Fairmont feature - 4 pages with photos; Instructions for Operators; North Vancouver Cable Ready; Importance of Transmission; and more. Hinges tender but intact. Backstrip very rough. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge. Mr. LaBelle's signature upon front free endpaper and his initials are penned to top edge. He is mentioned on page 8 of the July issue as being the new Plant Engineer. Binding intact. Please note: small article clipped from page 18 of the December issue, Association Copy

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        The Birds of South America

      R H Porter, London 1912 - Volume 1 (all published) newly bound in cloth with the original thin card wrapper bound in. Also there is a collection of 23 (4 hand coloured) of the 38 plates that were issued separately from the book to accompany two of a number of projected further volumes that were not published due to the death of Lord Brabourne in the first world war. These are now housed in a solander box. The book has the bookplate of Rudolphe Meyer de Schauensee, noted author of several books on South American ornithology. He clearly used it as a working reference copy and it is extensively notated in manuscript. There is also a hand-drawin map and notes on the Amazon by him. The book has been extra illustrated by the addition of 35 chromolithograph plates (numbers 13-48 but missing number 45) by E Lohse from Dr Goldi's work on the Birds of the Amazon (Die Vogelwelt des Amazonenstromes). The remainder of the plates from Dr Goldi's work, numbered 1-12, are also present with tissue guards in their original folio wrappers and these also are now housed in a further solander box. A unique copy of a scarce work. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Signed etching]: Serenade (aka: The Laggard in Love)

      [No place: no publisher]. 1912. Etching on thin laid paper. Image size 3" x 5.25" on 8" x 10.5" sheet. Plate mark. Pinholes around outer edges of sheet, else fine. An etching by John Sloan from a projected edition of 100, of which only 90 were printed (Morse 159). Signed in pencil in the lower right corner by Sloan. An estimated 3500 impressions of this etching were used as the frontispiece to Thomas A. Daly's book Madrigali (Philadelphia, 1912), a collection of Italian dialect verse. This particular etching is from the personal collection of the artist's widow, Helen Farr Sloan. .

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        WORKS (18 VOLUMES) THE DUKE’S CHILDREN. 3 VOLS.. ++ IS HE POPENJOY 2 VOLS. ++ JOHN CALDIGATE. 2 VOLS. ++ THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS. 2 VOLS. ++ PHINEAS FINN. 3 VOLS. ++ PHINEAS REDUX. 3 VOLS. ++ THE PRIME MINISTER. 3 VOLS. (Leather Bound)

      Dodd, Mead. Very Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by . 30%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1912. Hardcover. 18 volumes includes the following: THE DUKE’S CHILDREN. 3 Vols. 1912. ++ IS HE POPENJOY? 2 Vols. 1913. ++ JOHN CALDIGATE. 2 Vols. 1911. ++ THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS. 2 Vols. 1912, 1910. ++ PHINEAS FINN. 3 Vols. 1912. ++ PHINEAS REDUX. 3 Vols. 1913. ++ THE PRIME MINISTER. 3 Vols. 1911, 1913, 1913. Three quarter red moroccan leather bound covers with 5 raised bands and gilt stamped floral spine decor. Spines are in very good condition. Heavy wear to corners and some edges of covers. There is faint damp staining to several covers, with old mildew damage to edge of several covers. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Marbled end sheets and paste downs very good. Photogravure frontispieces protected by tissue. Pages clean and in very good+ or better condition. Gilt top edges. .

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        Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray 1861-1865

      In 1912 Yeary privately published Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861?"1865. This 904-page book comprised memoirs submitted to her by Confederate Army veterans living in Texas at the time of writing. To these records she added the constitution of the Confederate States of America and a complete listing of Civil War engagements.This is a very rare FIRST EDITION IN NEAR FINE CONDITION--nearly impossible to find. Orig. gilt-lettered and rebacked in leather, else a very tight copy. Three quarter leather and cloth. new front and rear endpapers

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